So far 2014 hasn’t been Louis Oosthuizen’s year.
Hampered by back injuries, which have now been a recurring issue for over 18 months, his form has suffered and he is still looking for his maiden victory on the tour this season.
Indeed, just making the cut has proven hard for the South African for most of the campaign so far.
In the nine tournaments he’s played he has not made the weekend in five of them and has only finished in the top ten once.
Last week, at the Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s flagship event, this trend continued with Oosthuizen shooting two rounds of 77 and 75 and missing the cut once again.
It is a remarkable demise for somebody who is as clean a hitter of a golf-ball as Oosthuizen is.
However, that all looks set to change this week. The 31-year-old is starting to look as if he is back to his old-self. The old-self that made him a major winner in 2010.
At the Byron Nelson Championship, Oosthuizen headed into the final day with a share of the lead, alongside Brendon Todd, having shot a six-under-par round of 64 yesterday.
His final round of 74 gave him an eventual finishing position of T11, but things are looking up for the South African.
He's just glad to be enjoying his golf again.
"The last year and a half was really frustrating," he said to reporters in Texas. "I love the golf course. "It's a course I can see myself playing well on. It's great being back. I love it out there."
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